UH seeks spring scrimmage on Maui

 The Warriors are exploring the possibility of staging a football scrimmage and autograph session at Maui’s War Memorial Stadium in April, athletic director Jim Donovan said.
The event would be part of the Warriors’ spring practice. They still would play the Green-White game at Aloha Stadium.
“We’re hopeful it’ll all come together,” said Donovan, adding the event is still  in the proposal stage.
But Donovan said it was important for “Hawai‘i’s team” to connect with fans throughout the state. Maui has the second-most pay-per-view customers of UH sports.
Donovan said Teri Chang, assistant athletic director for facilities and operations, is in charge of coordinating the event. Chang was raised on Maui. Donovan said Chang coordinated the UH-Montana game on Maui several years ago and “is a natural fit to coordinate this.”

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Ryan Mouton said he “popped” his left hamstring today while running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
He suffered the injury at about the 30-yard mark, and limped the rest of the way. He was credited with an “unofficial” time of 4.48 seconds, said his agent Kenny Zuckerman.
Mouton said he does not believe he tore the hamstring. He will be evaluated in Honolulu this week. He said he expects to run the 40  at the April 2 Pro Day in Carson, Calif.
Mouton, who is listed at 5 feet 9 and 187 pounds, had a vertical jump of 39 1/2 inchces and a broad jump of 10 feet, 9 inches.
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Athletic director Jim Donovan is our (video) chat guest at 2 p.m. today. We’re on a couple of hours later this week because of a scheduling conflict. You may submit questions here (through 1 p.m.) or during the show, which may be accessed on the home page of honoluluadvertiser.com. Please join us.

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Happy belated birthday to Bobbie Omoto, who runs the basketball program.


  1. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 10:02 am

    Mouton needs to heal up.

  2. mauiwarrior February 24, 2009 10:02 am


  3. mauiwarrior February 24, 2009 10:02 am


  4. mauiwarrior February 24, 2009 10:04 am

    i was waiting for mouton to have a great forty, he showed up in the other test

  5. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 10:05 am

    It was interesting to see the participants run the 40. Lots of different running styles.

  6. LizKauai [Believer] February 24, 2009 10:05 am

    HEAL, RYAN!!!

  7. Kekoa (iPhone) February 24, 2009 10:10 am

    I thought Ryan was…oh nevah mine, damn kid no like lissen! Bolla! Kick his ‘kole!

  8. cheepono February 24, 2009 10:10 am

    top 10.

    cheepono out.

  9. BowsForever February 24, 2009 10:12 am

    What is it with aspiring Warrior pros and hamstring injuries these past couple years…

    Concentrating on healing before anything else, Ryan. Plenty of time before Pro Day.

  10. kama krab February 24, 2009 10:17 am

    Howzit Everybody,

    Braddah Ryan, take it easy braddah, neva need go all out this time around, still get the pro day. Take it easy and heal up fully before you start going agian.

  11. kama krab February 24, 2009 10:19 am

    ho and Mr. Bolla,

    You gotta go buddy, you outlasted your welcome, time to find one nada time to infect.

  12. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:22 am

    Mouton initially suffered the hamstring injury during the East-West Shrine Game. But these things never really go away. At least he hurt it early, giving him enough time before Pro Day. The most important thing is he had a good vertical. That’s key for a 5-9 corner.

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid February 24, 2009 10:26 am

    Prayers for Ryan’s hammy.

    Howzit mauiwarrior! Howz you today?

    BTW, One of the “Godfathers” of the blog is Kekoa, who is also the elder statesman amongst the KS alumni here. You, on the other hand, mauiwarrior, would be the “baby” of that group here.

    Kekoa, meet mauiwarrior, mauiwarrior meet Kekoa.

    Kekoa, mauiwarrior a haumana of mine at Kapalama. He haumana ho’okahi wale no, ona.

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid February 24, 2009 10:28 am

    was a haumana, that should read.

  15. SteveM February 24, 2009 10:31 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …back at work today. 🙁

  16. al ™ February 24, 2009 10:33 am

    there must be a rhyme and a reason for all these hammy busts.

    isn’t it time that heffernan/delaura go back to the books and learn how to prevent these injuries with new and proper training regimes?

  17. al ™ February 24, 2009 10:46 am

    here’s one for jd……….

    we all know that you walked in to the jungle carrying but a toothpick in hand. mahalo herman. i admire your methodical attack at the problems that this athletics business has surfaced before you. i am sure that you were aware of these roadblocks on the way to success. thanks for towing the line.

    my first question is, when is the women’s basketball issue going to be resolved, one way or the other? i realize that due to privacy acts as well as fear of litigious consequences you and the university must walk softly, but, this has been going on too long now.

    secondly, in these tough economic times that our entire state and nation are faced with, what priorities have you set or rather how do you set the pecking order of business?

    finally, recently the wac commissioner voiced his approval of the current bcs system, whereas, the mwc voted or aired their opinion of the current need to change the bcs system. what is your take on the bcs situation? do you envision, down the road, the creation of a new bcs potential conference with the top wac, mwc, and possibly conference usa schools? (which would include hawaii of course.)

    thanks, jim for doing all the right things!

  18. LizKauai [Believer] February 24, 2009 10:47 am

    1. Do you envision a win-win situation that involves Aloha Stadium, UH, the State of Hawaii and the NFL?

    2. Is there anything you can share with us about the possibilities of looking westward to enlarge opportunities for the UH Athletic Department’s strategic location between the continental US, Asia and Australasia?

    Mahalo for all that you are doing and how you are doing it!

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid February 24, 2009 10:50 am

    I wonder if coming from a warmer climate to a much colder one has any bearing on hamstring injuries.

  20. Stretch February 24, 2009 10:52 am


    In about 17 days, you will be on the job 1 year. Reflect back on the past year and let us know what positives have happened and what still can be improved around UH Athletics.

  21. roysan16 February 24, 2009 10:59 am

    carryover from the last blog

    read the link of everyones favorite coach

    was at first going to say it was one of ferds finer written articles–then I realized it was too good to be true ( lot of detail, depth, substance, style of writing must have come from the others…oh no…i’ shouldn’t have said that…it slipped…sorry.)

  22. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 11:03 am

    JD – What is your 40 time, bench press reps, and vertical?

  23. Jason February 24, 2009 11:04 am

    Outside of, well, hurting himself, Ryan did what he needed to do in terms of those measurables. Now he’s gotta get healthy for Pro Day. A new 40 time and DB drills are going to be huge.

  24. Stretch February 24, 2009 11:05 am

    JD – thanks for making Pride look good during your playing years.

  25. David February 24, 2009 11:06 am


    Does the Athletic Department plan to implement more online social media tactic to really connect with the community? I know you folks are trying Twitter out but what about a blog from you, coaches, etc. Or allowing us to comment on the videos posted on your website? Right now it seems like there is no social part of your current social media tactics.

  26. d1島 February 24, 2009 11:10 am

    Happy Birthday Bobbie Omoto!

  27. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 11:17 am

    Happy Birthday BO!

  28. d1島 February 24, 2009 11:21 am

    It’s the Prez’ B-day?

  29. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 11:32 am

    Which Prez?

  30. BowsForever February 24, 2009 11:40 am

    Luckily, none of the corners this Combine had impressive 40s…at all, if the current list is any indication. I remember hearing Coach Miano on the radio saying how Ryan fares on the 40s is directly related to his draft round (IIRC, he said a 4.4-ish time is a 4th or so round pick). And if you take the pessimist’s viewpoint and adjust a couple rounds lower for this seeming institutional bias many NFL teams have against Hawaii (Colt Brennan 6th round utter BS cough cough, I know it’s a QB/system thing but still)…running a good 40 will be key for Pro Day.

  31. sportsbow February 24, 2009 11:42 am


    Did RB,Jack Sula qualify?

    According to JCfootball.com, a poster name RABIDBULL said that he heard that he has qualified and is on his way to Hawaii. (RABIDBULL is a coach for one of the JC schools.)
    LINK: http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=87&f=2909&t=3965941

    Can you verify if this is true?

  32. BowsForever February 24, 2009 11:43 am

    Oh, and on the subject of cornerbacks and height, I might as well ask. Elite-level, high-jumping cornerback with great vertical but 5′ 9″ vs. a guy like Larry Fitzgerald. Does the corner lose most of the time? Just wondering if not having height as a corner closes off certain opportunities in the NFL?

  33. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 11:54 am

    I hope Sula is on the way to Hawaii and will join the team in summer workouts and fall camp.

  34. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 11:56 am

    al noted that the Steelers have a bunch of 5’9″ DB’s and Polamalu is 5’10”. They seem to be doing ok.

  35. Garret February 24, 2009 12:00 pm

    It is too bad that Ryan’s hamstring was injured because he was doing very well until then. I agree with Jason that his other measurables (vertical jump, broad jump) were good, so if his 40 time had been good he could have moved up a lot in the draft. Hopefully he’ll be healed up by the Pro Day.

  36. mauiwarrior February 24, 2009 12:02 pm

    DPK, howzit going?

    Kekoa, Nice to meet you…..

  37. BowsForever February 24, 2009 12:02 pm

    Were we to assume that Zuckerman’s 40 “estimate” is more or less accurate, 4.48 would place Ryan 2nd in Combine performances (assuming also the NFL’s Combine performance list is complete).

  38. BowsForever February 24, 2009 12:03 pm

    Oh, link is here:


  39. Garret February 24, 2009 12:05 pm


    The WAC didn’t just voice support for the BCS, the WAC signed the BCS agreement that goes all the way to 2014. The WAC approving the BCS deal means that the WAC Presidents (including UH’s President) decided to support the BCS. I didn’t realize that the WAC approved the BCS agreement until this article came out.

    But the theory that consistency gets a conference into the BCS is lost on the nine Mountain West presidents, who strongly suggested that Thompson present the conference’s case to Washington. These are also the same presidents that haven’t agreed to sign the BCS agreement with ESPN. The Mountain West is the only conference that hasn’t signed.

  40. Garret February 24, 2009 12:08 pm


    I’m not sure how much I trust a player’s agent when he says an “unofficial” time.

    Ryan is extremely fast, so hopefully he’ll be healthy at the Pro Day and will show what he can do.

  41. Garret February 24, 2009 12:09 pm

    This combine report unfortunately listed David Veikune among the losers at DE. Hopefully in this case the excellent measurables outweigh this person’s subjective opinion of Veikune’s drills:

    David Veikune, Hawaii – Possesses good size and great measureables including good 40 and bench press but looked very stiff in drills. Really struggles to change directions.

  42. Garret February 24, 2009 12:11 pm

    We’ve discussed “package deals” in recruiting before…I cannot believe that Memphis’ AD actually went on ESPN and said that they were okay.

    Cool feature on ESPN’s Outside the Lines last weekend about package deals in recruiting. John Wall, the top high school hoops prospect in the Class of 2009, has Baylor (?) listed among his final schools. Why? Because Baylor added his former AAU coach to its coaching staff. This is how Michael Beasley ended up at K-State, it might be why Mario Chalmers went to Kansas, why Tyreke Evans is at Memphis (the Memphis AD, amazingly, says on camera that package deals are “OK”), and so on.

  43. BowsForever February 24, 2009 12:16 pm

    Garret – that’s why I used quotes for Zuckerman. We all know what Mouton can do, just like Veikune (who probably is higher up on the draft board right now), he just needs his chance to prove himself.

  44. Kekoa (iPhone) February 24, 2009 12:21 pm

    MauiWarrior ~ The pleasure is all mine. Will you be hooking up with the two most notable Tsaiko’s on the Valley Isle?…Duffer & Whitey.

    They are famous for being our resident tour directors whenever we venture over to the ‘dark’ side. You should plan for a cc with them. Then you will know the power they wield as the movers ‘n shakers of the Republic of Maui.

  45. Garret February 24, 2009 12:27 pm


    I agree with everything you said in #43. I think that Veikune is probably a 2nd round pick right now, and Mouton is below a 2nd round grade.

  46. Jason February 24, 2009 12:35 pm

    I’ve got Veikune in the 2nd-4th range, I think he goes in the 3rd. Ingram I have in the 6th-FA range, I think he goes in the 7th. Mouton I have in the 6th-FA; if the draft were today, I think he’s a FA. But he still has time to move up if he gets healthy and blows them away at Pro Day. He has the potential to go anywhere, it’s just that people haven’t seen him much because of the position changes and whatnot.

  47. Garret February 24, 2009 12:47 pm


    I think that Veikune’s measurables make a 2nd round selection most likely now, though he could drop to the 3rd round based on UH’s Pro Day and the Pro Day performances of other DEs and LBs.

    I agree with your assessment of Mouton now, but if he had a good 40 time at the combine I think he could have been rated a 6th round pick now. Hopefully he’s healthy and runs a fast time at the Pro Day, as that will be the difference between a 6th round pick and an undrafted FA. If Mouton runs faster than I think he will, he could move up even more…but it is hard to improve the 40 time when training is cut due to the injury.

    I think it would be better for Ingram is he’s not drafted instead of taken in the 7th round. He could pick a team that needs him (like Bess) instead go to a team that is taking him to compete with a player they already have (like Nate). Plus, undrafted free agents sign 2-year deals instead of 3+ year deals, so if he earns his spot he’ll make more money in the long run.

  48. Garret February 24, 2009 12:49 pm

    I hope that the WB show goes well and I’m sure that JD will be very informative. Unfortunately I have to miss it, and I hope they make the replay available much earlier than last time.

  49. Kalani February 24, 2009 12:49 pm

    Check out this link, teams like Dallas and Cards have express interest in Veikune. http://islandsportsmedia.net/ISM2/?p=1066

  50. Rabidfanman February 24, 2009 12:57 pm

    Question for JD:

    In the last few years, I’ve had an increasing feeling of being ‘nickeled and dimed’ attending the football games – from 4.75 slices of pizza and 7.50 cups of beer to being forced to park farther and farther away. This past football season I decided to not renew my tickets. Basically I can watch the game live at one of the local bars, have a few beers and pupu’s for much cheaper than attending the games themselves. Is there a sense out there other than mine that, given the economy, the games are getting away from the average fan, and if so, what can be done aside from sitting in the yellow north end zone? Mahalo

  51. Ralph February 24, 2009 1:26 pm

    Ferd and Mike report on Bolla is interesting….lots of hard work to locate former UNLV players to comment about prior incidents at UNLV…if true as written, why did we hire Bolla in the first place…improper vetting or a lazy search committee filled with political appointees who have no vested interest in women basketball…

  52. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 24, 2009 1:29 pm

    Kekoa and Koakane,

    U guyz get mail.

  53. Ralph February 24, 2009 1:33 pm

    Jim Donovan was Bolla’s background fully investigated during the hiring process. Lewis and Mike Tsai wrote of allegations of incidents that happened at UNLV back in the 90’s that were in appropriate..can you comment on UH hiring process, do you and the committee do background check on the coaches character or do you merely look at peer references and his or her won-lost record…

  54. al ™ February 24, 2009 1:39 pm

    if samson satele every needed motivation……
    this it.


    perhaps his days at miami are numbered. i forsee him having an excellent opportunity elsewhere should that happen and make them fish realize the error of their ways.

  55. al ™ February 24, 2009 1:45 pm

    ralph, that was my first impression as well. but, remember jd would not have been aware because it was that former ad that hired bolla.

  56. al ™ February 24, 2009 1:46 pm

    and so, where is ralph’s and my mail????

  57. LizKauai [Believer] February 24, 2009 1:46 pm

    Rabidfanman – ahh. UH Football Tsai-konomics 101: Pregame T-Gates make the tummy full. Drink water at the game ($2.50) then back to the Cabana for seconds!

  58. al ™ February 24, 2009 1:47 pm

    on a brighter note….finally some upward mobility at the market.

  59. Ralph February 24, 2009 1:58 pm

    Al checked my email all I got was spam from capital one and christian life….

  60. Stretch February 24, 2009 2:03 pm

    Live broadcast starting soon. I wonder if there is a “live studio audience”??

  61. Ralph February 24, 2009 2:08 pm

    UH takes to long to do anything-hiring people, firing people. Lots of foot dragging collecting their pay whether they work or not, just show up and punch the time clock. no one wants to take charge and make the tough call…if you ask the ASUH if it is okay to raise tuition and student fees, my guess they would collectively say no..if you were to ask the taxpayer who has no ties to UH as a student or kids attending UH if you want taxpayers money to support UH to keep tuition low the answer would probably be no, the students need to pay a more equitable share. So someone has to stand tall and make a stand, we need revenue, so tuition must goe up and students need to support the UH programs with a higher student fee assessment…

  62. Stretch February 24, 2009 2:11 pm

    Is it my connection or is the wrestling video that was choppy??

  63. Kekoa (iPhone) February 24, 2009 2:13 pm

    Will the studio audience be given *parting* gifts?

  64. Stretch February 24, 2009 2:24 pm

    Either JD is gotten smaller or ST is getting bigger. They look almost the same size

  65. Mei Ling February 24, 2009 2:48 pm

    Mahalo nui loa for the tickets, ST!

    Left you a msg on your phone.

  66. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 3:06 pm

    I’ll leave the tickets for you at will call Thursday.

  67. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 3:16 pm

    *applause* Great show!

  68. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 3:17 pm

    Was that a Leila Soccer Barbie on the laptop?

  69. mauiwarrior February 24, 2009 3:34 pm


    i tried to meet up with whitey, but i either don’t check my email on time or i have something previously planned. Hopefully next season i can meet up with them for a game………..if you guys come maui then i definetly can’t miss da cc, hope all is well.


  70. Mei Ling February 24, 2009 4:13 pm

    (Problem posting…)

    Happy belated birthday, Bobbie O.!

    ST~ Thanks!

    If anyone wants the other ticket to the game on Thursday, I’ll meet you at the door at 6:30 pm. My Mom’s going to LV & can’t attend with me. Let me know on the blog if you would like a ticket. First person to show up, gets the ticket.

  71. SteveM February 24, 2009 5:06 pm

    [tap – tap – tap] Hello? Is the blog on? 😕

  72. showmethemoney February 24, 2009 5:09 pm

    Attitude reflects leadership

  73. Ralph February 24, 2009 5:20 pm

    I could hear ST very clearly but our princess needs to turn her mike up a bit or placed closer to her…JD was easy to follow as well…

  74. wafan February 24, 2009 5:47 pm

    Interesting speech by Mr. Obama.

  75. LizKauai [Believer] February 24, 2009 5:49 pm

    I got to the interview late after running errands.
    Time to go home and gook dindin.

  76. LizKauai [Believer] February 24, 2009 5:49 pm

    wafan- I going call you in a few.

  77. wafan February 24, 2009 5:50 pm

    We regularly hear about our Warriors pulling their hamstrings at the NFL Tryouts. Are others pulling their hamstrings as frequently as the Warriors?

  78. LizKauai [Believer] February 24, 2009 5:50 pm

    oh- Mei Ling and WassupDoc- CONGRATS! Have fun at the game!

  79. wafan February 24, 2009 5:51 pm

    Liz . . .


  80. SteveM February 24, 2009 6:19 pm

    Tsigh…with the Homecoming Karaoke Call behind us, the next time most of us will see las vegas again will be at his place…

    Tsai-kos in Las Vegas September 18-19, 2009

    las vegas needs to know the estimated number for the Saturday tailgate and optional bus planning. Planning is also underway for a Friday night Get-together Party for all mainland and Hawaii Tsai-kos! ❗ Rich2176 needs to know who and how many game tickets are needed. Survey requests for tickets will be turned over to Rich2176 at the end of February or when he asks.

    I will continue to collect ticket requests until Rich2176 is ready (and tailgate and FRIDAY night party RSVPs indefinitely) via the survey at:

    If you cannot get into the survey or have subsequent changes or ETA & lodging info, please email me at: stevem.hnl (at) gmail.com

    A summary of the data and plans are posted at:
    Please check if your listed info is accurate. This listing also serves as your visual assurance that your ticket/tailgate requests were received.

    I have started to link the hotels (outside of downtown) of those who have reservations made. This for location and potential lodging site info for those still searching.

  81. Kazz February 24, 2009 7:06 pm

    LaTech Lady Bulldog Arrested for Shoplifting in Waikiki.

    Link – http://www.honoluluadvertiser….KING02/90224084


    What’s up with LaTech folks always stealing when they are down here? First they mess with the pep band’s things and now this huh? 😆

  82. Kekoa February 24, 2009 7:10 pm

    MauiWarrior ~ We might pop over for a weekend to visit ohana. We normally post date and times on the blog ahead of time. Always good fun.

    Imua KS & UH Warriors!

  83. chawan_cut February 24, 2009 7:22 pm

    good point.
    maybe they don’t have much in ruston.
    never been there. don’t plan to.
    sucks to be them.

  84. A-House February 24, 2009 7:30 pm


    we watched KITV news at 6pm and they showed the “malasada” sale at Damien MHS.

    funny thing is close up they really, really looked like “undagi”.

    is this a new dessert at Damien? or undagi covered with sugar and called malasada?

  85. jm2375 February 24, 2009 7:38 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!!

    Buuuurp. Went to IHOP and had free short stack of pancakes. yummm.

  86. Ralph February 24, 2009 7:53 pm

    pancakes for dinner?

  87. Ralph February 24, 2009 7:56 pm

    JMXXXX take a deep breath, reflect and meditate! you cheer for our warriors and they are 13-13, and you cheer for the Hoyas and the Hoyas have lost their last 9 or 11 games…are you bad luck?

  88. jm2375 February 24, 2009 7:56 pm

    Ralph – breakfast for dinner is always guuuud fuuud… 🙂

  89. d1島 February 24, 2009 7:57 pm


    Did you “wash it all down” with the two free tacos from Jack?

  90. Kazz February 24, 2009 7:57 pm

    The best, biggest, and cheapest pancakes I’ve found is at Big City Diner.

    The Pancake “Sandwich” for 8.99 or 4.50 with a UH ticket stub. 😉

    Two BIG pancakes with eggs, sausage, and bacon… and I mean BBBBBIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGG. Freakin’ thing takes up the whole plate and for BCD regulars you know what size their plates are!

  91. Kekoa February 24, 2009 7:59 pm

    Jm2375 Pancakes. Good comfort food. Free is good. Did you ask for a take home box?

  92. jm2375 February 24, 2009 8:00 pm

    Ralph – I can’t be that much bad luck. I wuz there when they won the NCAAs. 🙂

    Good luck to the Jr Bows girls bb team as they compete in the DII State Tournament.

  93. Kazz February 24, 2009 8:02 pm


    How’s UH chances without Steven Hunt against Stanford this weekend?

  94. jm2375 February 24, 2009 8:03 pm

    Kekoa – I ate da whoooole thing. I did make a donation ($).

    Kazz – I almost had pancakes when we went to BCD last weekend, but the turkey/cranberry sandwich was calling me. Hubby had da pancake sandwich and then couldn’t move for the rest of the day.

  95. al ™ February 24, 2009 8:05 pm

    was it just my imagination (once again) running away with me….?

    but, ummm, were the questions posted on this blog earlier in the day for jd, er, um, ignored or just a forgotten memory?

  96. jm2375 February 24, 2009 8:13 pm

    Kazz – you really need to come over to the Windward side and have Boots and Kimos pancakes with mac nut sauce. Brok da mout’!

  97. Kekoa February 24, 2009 8:23 pm

    jm2375 ~ Let’s review.

    1 – Hubby lumbers after white ball. (result of sawing lumber…)

    2 – Hubby eats pancake sandwich and cannot move.

    3 – Hubby goes home and fires up chain saw.

    4 – You fix dinner – finish the day’s wash. Check kid’s homework.

    5 – Hubby stuffs himself once again, and goes into another trance.

    6 – Not too much later, logs are getting sawed.

    7 – Time for bed.

    8 – Lights out.

    The end of a typical 2375 day. Did I miss anything?

  98. al ™ February 24, 2009 8:30 pm

    pancakes you say???


    house of pancakes
    koa pancake house
    ken’s pancake house (hilo)
    tasty crust (wailuku)

  99. brew808 February 24, 2009 8:31 pm

    Hoyas…. lose again…. 😯

  100. jm2375 February 24, 2009 8:33 pm

    Kekoa – that’s about right.

  101. brew808 February 24, 2009 8:33 pm

    Suggestion for Wai&Tsai show…. sound check!!! 🙄 😀

  102. expat February 24, 2009 8:34 pm

    I don’t know about the teleprompter. I guess there is a reason that some reporters are meant for print.

  103. brew808 February 24, 2009 8:37 pm

    …the nervous laugh works for Ms. Wai…. IMHO 😆

  104. brew808 February 24, 2009 8:42 pm

    Kudos to ST for bringing up the ebola virus, and persisting with the questioning. Have to also commend JD for sticking to his “No comment” response. 😐

  105. brew808 February 24, 2009 8:45 pm

    Re: #95 – Yup! It seemed like only questions posted during the chat were fielded. 😯

  106. al ™ February 24, 2009 8:53 pm

    pancakes you say???


    house of pancakes
    koa pancake house
    ken’s pancake house (hilo)
    tasty crust (wailuku)

    ….and the winner is

    tasty crust wailuku, maui

    seriously folks they are so good that during the dinner rush 2/3’s of the plates go out with pancakes smothered with dairy fresh butter and aunt jemina’s syrup. oh, and the cakes are huge.

  107. brew808 February 24, 2009 8:54 pm

    Aloha expat! I hope you and the family have been doing well. Are you planning on any road trips next season? I figure you should be able to attend week #2 in SEA, if your work/travel permits it. 😀

  108. brew808 February 24, 2009 8:55 pm

    Thanks a lot al! :mrgreen:

  109. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) February 24, 2009 9:15 pm

    Happy Birthday Bobbie !!!!

  110. al ™ February 24, 2009 9:17 pm

    brew….this is no s–t. they must be at least 12″ in diameter and 3/4″ high. just so light and fluffy. never dry. but, add one stick of butter anyway (don’t bring the boss) and a cup of syrup. ahh. some portugues sausage, scottish bangers, and thick bacon with the three or four eggs overeasy to go with the three piled high pancakes.


  111. al ™ February 24, 2009 9:18 pm

    btw, i think i had mine with pork chops and gravy.

  112. labrat February 24, 2009 9:18 pm

    Just watched the replay of the JD video. The princess does a really good job with the videos.

    I could hear ST snorting a lot. It reminded me of how I used to find the pig while hunting.

    Watching ST intro sponsor was weird.

  113. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 24, 2009 9:19 pm

    Hi brew- you still here?

  114. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:20 pm

    :mrgreen: Ggggrrrrrrrrr!!!!! :mrgreen:

  115. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 9:20 pm

    For a seventh-grade trip, we went to Arlington National Park, where they had these guards that weren’t supposed to move. So we’d make faces and fart sounds to try to get the guards to smirk.
    I felt like that trying to ask Donovan about Bolla.

  116. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:21 pm

    Hiya Liz….. almost Lilu time….. 😀

  117. Jason February 24, 2009 9:21 pm

    Big City Diner has some good pancakes. Koa Pancake House is really good, too.

    When we used to stay for the summer at my sister’s place in California, we would go to Carrow’s for breakfast. Those were some nice pancakes, too.

  118. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 9:22 pm

    ST, that’s me, still has the sniffles. I can sniff, but I can’t blow out.
    This is the longest I’ve had a cold.

  119. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 9:23 pm

    Did all of our Maui readers go to sleep?

  120. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:23 pm

    Did he admonish you after the show? 😯
    Re: “seventh-grade”…. Sheeesh…. somethings never change….

  121. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:27 pm

    I don’t know if you Tsaikos have seen this video or heard about this SJSU player’s feat – Wow! 😯

    #90 Jarron Gilbert, DT, 6-6, 280, Sr. , Chino, Calif. (Chino HS)


  122. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:30 pm

    Spring Scrimmage & tasty crust pancakes…. 😯 😀 :mrgreen:

  123. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:32 pm

    Hmmmm…. I wonder if pineapple martinis are any good….? 😯

  124. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 24, 2009 9:33 pm

    brew- another month to go til Lilu time 😆

    Stephen- so did you guys not use our JD questions from the blog? I got there late and haven’t looked at the replay yet.

  125. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:34 pm

    Okay ST – I think it’s more than just the “Maui” readers…. 😯 🙁 😯

  126. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:36 pm

    It was Ms. Wai selecting and reading the questions. The other co-host was struggling with the teleprompter….. 😯 😆 🙄

  127. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 24, 2009 9:37 pm

    It must be pancake time. I rarely eat pancakes away from home. On Monday I ordered the special at Dani’s restaurant – 2 eggs, bacon and 3 pancakes. The server looked at me and said – two pancakes instead of 3? Don’t want to waste food.

    Good idea!
    I wonder if she charged less… hmmm.
    It was yummy and juuuust right.

  128. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:41 pm

    Did you get a (one pancake) discount? 😯

    Hey, there’s still time for Kauai to put in a bid for the Spring Scrimmage game… You have to come up with a more attractive package than Maui Tasty Crust pancakes, up-country p-sausage, Maui potato chips, and guri-guri! 😆

  129. Garret February 24, 2009 9:47 pm

    Having the Warriors go to Maui would be great! It would help increase the fan base and give Warrior fans on Maui a chance to see them in person. The event would hopefully make money for the Athletic Department and PPV forms and merchandise sales should be available at the event.

  130. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:49 pm

    …form important bonds with Maui HS programs and kids…. 😀

  131. Garret February 24, 2009 9:50 pm


    Lori, Faith, Mika, and I enjoyed the free pancakes at IHOP for dinner. We tipped our waiter and I gave each kid a couple of dollars to put in the donation bin…they really enjoyed that and understood why they were doing it.

    We also enjoyed the free subs at Quiznos today for lunch. Since I made breakfast for the kids, Lori really enjoyed the light cooking day!

  132. Garret February 24, 2009 9:51 pm


    That is correct, it doesn’t hurt recruiting to have the Warriors go to Maui!

  133. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 24, 2009 9:52 pm

    hmm. It sure would be nice to see the Warriors on Kauai too. Seeing as our mayor is a former player an all…

  134. Garret February 24, 2009 9:53 pm

    Things are getting earlier and earlier now. Texas is having *sophomores* attend their Junior Day this weekend.

    Junior Day has become so popular, sophomores are even crashing the party.

    More than 20 football recruits will be on hand Saturday for the Longhorns’ second Junior Day of the month, but the invitees will also include a couple of highly regarded sophomores like Pasadena cornerback Leroy Scott.

  135. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 24, 2009 9:54 pm

    I wonder which venue would get the bigger crowd…
    The three Kauai players went to each of the 3 high schools, if I am not mistaken.

    My fave is the very soulful Hanapepe Stadium, of course.

  136. Garret February 24, 2009 9:54 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    The Department of Energy cannot accurately account for nuclear materials at 15 locations…considering that they only reviewed 40 locations with nuclear materials, that is pretty bad! Not being able to find significant quantities of uranium and other material is unacceptable! This audit was follow-up to problems that were found in 2001, and the problems haven’t been fixed over these 8 years.

  137. Garret February 24, 2009 9:54 pm

    A common household bacteria might be the key to a cure for anthrax.

  138. Garret February 24, 2009 9:55 pm

    The Navy is trying to give away its stealth ship to a museum but nobody seems to want it. Could this go between the Arizona Memorial and the sub museum?

  139. Garret February 24, 2009 9:55 pm

    Customers looking for deals at Circuit City can get burned when their merchandise is damaged…Circuit City will not replace or repair the damaged product and manufacturers are not responsible for products that are damaged.

  140. Garret February 24, 2009 9:56 pm

    Dunkin’ Donuts is testing out using worms to help its recycling efforts.

  141. Garret February 24, 2009 9:56 pm

    Free play links pau.

  142. Haleakala February 24, 2009 9:57 pm

    Does anyone know if there is a date set for the scrimmage on Maui. I would hate to miss it but I will be on a trip during the first half of April.

  143. brew808 February 24, 2009 9:58 pm

    Re: “stealth ship” – If you docked it between the Arizona Memorial and the submarine museum…. would anyone see it? 🙄 😆 😯

    As I’ve said before – lots of good stuff Garret – too bad I can’t comment on some of them…. 🙁

  144. PowderPuff February 24, 2009 9:59 pm

    Haleakala, I think it’s Saturday, April 25. ST and the other Tsai-kos can probably confirm that.

  145. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:00 pm

    The HA article says it’s still “in proposal stage”…. 😯

  146. Garret February 24, 2009 10:00 pm


    Sometimes I post something that I have an idea you (or one of the folks you work with) have some direct knowledge of, just hoping you’ll comment on it! My “brew808-bait” never works…

  147. Garret February 24, 2009 10:02 pm


    Is that the date of the scrimmage at Aloha Stadium? The event on Maui would be on a different date as the Aloha Stadium event. If they do it, I’d guess it would be on the weekend a week or two before the Warrior Bowl.

  148. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:05 pm

    😆 No comment. 😆

  149. Da Punchbowl Kid February 24, 2009 10:05 pm

    Maui game- good idea.

    Pancakes- MMMMMMmmmmm.

  150. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:07 pm

    PowderPuff – There’s plenty of room for Moms at the Tsaiko t-gates! 😀

  151. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:08 pm

    DPK – I thought you were on a salad diet….? 😈

  152. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:11 pm

    The Green-White game is April 25.
    They haven’t selected a day yet for the Maui game. But I imagine it will be on a Saturday.
    Hmm. Breakfast with Whitey and the gang, catch a game, and then head on home. Or not.

  153. PowderPuff February 24, 2009 10:12 pm

    Ooops, Garret, you’re right. Never mind #144. Gomennasai. OMG, brew808…I don’t fit into that group just yet. I’ll come out to a Tsaiko t-gate this year.

  154. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:16 pm

    😳 Oops – my error. I just assumed that you were part of the new group of …Tsaiko/Moms…. 😳

  155. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 24, 2009 10:16 pm

    Stephen- do you know if Heather McMackin will have another Football 101 clinic this year?

  156. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 10:17 pm

    What guy would call himself PowderPuff? 😆

  157. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:17 pm

    PowderPuff is flinging darts on Friday.
    I hear if she wins, she might scream.

  158. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:18 pm

    Liz – Should you be in at least “Football 103”, …. or did you not pass last time? 😈 😆 😯

  159. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 10:18 pm

    I heard when chawan wins he screams too.

  160. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:19 pm

    I think she will.
    They’re going to have some other clinics, too, which will be youth oriented.

  161. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:20 pm

    😳 “shouldn’t you be in…. 😳

  162. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:21 pm

    Doesn’t C_C scream when he loses too….? 🙄

  163. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:22 pm

    # homey ℞:
    February 24th, 2009 at 10:17 pm edit
    What guy would call himself PowderPuff? 😆

    Gee, and it was only this morning Homey asked for PowderPuff’s e-mail address …

  164. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:23 pm

    C_C screams (internally) when he sees PowderPuff.

  165. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:25 pm

    I’m guessing that we’d better cool it with the PowderPuff teasing before she goes “poof”…. 😀

  166. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 10:25 pm

    I was asking on behalf of another. I’m not like (J)J and just ask straight up for a phone number!

  167. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:27 pm

    PowderPuff isn’t like that. She’s tough.

  168. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 10:27 pm

    PowderPuff is a magician?

  169. homey ℞ February 24, 2009 10:28 pm

    Time for a cleansing…will lurk later.

  170. brew808 February 24, 2009 10:29 pm

    homey – I could use about $1 million. Can you ask on “my behalf”? 😆

  171. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:30 pm

    Why does “cleansing” sound like an internal thing?

  172. Jason February 24, 2009 10:31 pm

    After Saturday night, I think Rob25 has graduated to Defenses 201. I hear she’s thinking of declaring it as her major. 😛

  173. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:32 pm

    If homey gave you a million, then you’d have about $3 million.

  174. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:34 pm

    KGMB has a story about officials not knowing what to do with a unique wild duck.
    I’m thinking, it’s still Fat Tuesday …

  175. jm2375 February 24, 2009 10:46 pm

    ST – wasn’t that on last night? I thought I saw some like that at the marsh…

  176. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:52 pm

    Well, KGMB might be a little slow …

  177. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 10:52 pm

    Hey, Jm237-097-050-quq
    isn’t it getting past your bedtime?

  178. Stephen Tsai February 24, 2009 11:03 pm

    You gonna join us for darts on Friday?

  179. jm2375 February 24, 2009 11:05 pm

    ST – soon to bed. gotta get up so I can get my child to school on time. 🙂

  180. jm2375 February 24, 2009 11:06 pm

    ST – perhaps but only for a little while, got chauffeur (sp?) duty again.

  181. chawan_cut February 24, 2009 11:15 pm

    wow, i disappear for awhile and it goes crazy in here.
    what’s with all this “screaming” talk??
    as stated previously, i only yell at crappy wac refs (wait, thats all of them) and the opposing coaches and players, especially Mark Fox and Chris Peterson.

  182. Kekoa February 24, 2009 11:15 pm

    No Chirrun Left Behind! Go sleep your face jm2375… Goonite!

  183. jm2375 February 24, 2009 11:18 pm

    Kekoa – hard fo sleep when get one chain saw buzzing in your ear. 😆

  184. LizKauai (iPhone) February 24, 2009 11:22 pm

    jm2375- was it THAT loud? I was just nodding off.

  185. jm2375 February 24, 2009 11:25 pm

    liz – yup, every night. worse than skeeters.

  186. jm2375 February 24, 2009 11:27 pm

    oyasumina-tsai everyone. hasta manana.

  187. Ralph February 24, 2009 11:37 pm

    La Tech wahine charged with felony theft for shoplifting more than $700 of Ralph Lauren Polo shirts..she must have walked in with a duffel bag to take that many shirts…..

  188. al ™ February 24, 2009 11:41 pm

    that may be only 7 shirts.

  189. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 24, 2009 11:42 pm

    Nitey Nite!

  190. al ™ February 24, 2009 11:46 pm


    that sounds great.
    breakfast and pancakes at tasty crust.
    scrimmage midday at the maui memorial. concession folks have some nice chili and maui style okinawan fried udon.
    dinner and beverages at tiffany’s.
    followed by a tour of the lower main street attractions.
    (don’t bring the wife and family.)

  191. Ralph February 24, 2009 11:46 pm

    I was thinking $60 pullovers, so at least 10 to 11 of them…too much to stuff under her blouse or sweater, so she enters with an empty bag and seen walking out with a heavy bag….

  192. al ™ February 24, 2009 11:49 pm

    nitey nite lizzie.

    why is it that when i see your name, lizkauai, i immediately think about hamura saimin and bbq sticks?

  193. al ™ February 24, 2009 11:53 pm

    that sounds just to amateurish.
    wearing them out in layers would make more sense. especially since it is still cold in louisiana a bulky overcoat would not be as conspicuous.

  194. al ™ February 24, 2009 11:56 pm

    you still around writing your report?
    i wanted to ask you when and whom can we expect to be the final recruit(s) for 2009?

  195. Ralph February 24, 2009 11:57 pm

    With all the red ink anticipated at UH, JD is considering spending a lot of money staging a practice and scrimmage on Maui. I hope Hawaiian Air is footing the airfare. Team fly in the morning, scrimmage, fly back to Oahu the same day that evening…

  196. Ralph February 25, 2009 12:00 am

    amateurish! maybe that is why she got caught shoplifting…

  197. al ™ February 25, 2009 12:02 am

    just as i suspected…
    authentic ralph lauren women’s apparel run about $300 to $400 bucks per shirt. unless she prefers men’s shirts which run about $145.

    unless, ralph is buying his from the korean lady who sells those knock off shirts.

  198. Rob25 February 25, 2009 12:06 am

    Thanks to Jason and a little bit from Ryan Mouton and mauiwarrior…I actually think that I can move on in my football education.

    Maybe Jason should hold a Tsaikette clinic…if he can get some tapes from Coach Mac. 😯

    I need game tapes to fully visualize, 4-3, 3-4, Okie, nickel, dime and quarter packages. Jason even explained stunts to me. What an education I could get from certain Tsaikos…umm Pride, JD, etc!

    Offensive sets are more numerous…got to learn what players have to read to decide on how they run their routes. My head is going to spin! 🙄


    G’nite all!

  199. al ™ February 25, 2009 12:06 am

    nah ralph…i have already planned out their itinenaryj see post #190.

  200. Ralph February 25, 2009 12:08 am

    wow no wonder I have only one polo shirt and it was a gift…christmas grab bag at Halawa, and the limit was about $15. Al you must be looking at Neiman Marcus polo shirt section or someone been to Korea lately…. 🙂

  201. Stephen Tsai February 25, 2009 12:10 am

    She stole Polo shirts?
    Was she shoplifting 1985?

  202. Ralph February 25, 2009 12:13 am

    she stole from Ralph Lauren shop in Waikiki….may have been other items but polos are most common and least bulky to haul out….Jeans, jackets, etc are too bulky to fold and walk out unless she had a very large bag….

  203. Ralph February 25, 2009 12:14 am

    at least she has expensive taste, the UH fb players took a dive for cheap ear rings….

  204. al ™ February 25, 2009 12:26 am


  205. Kekoa (iPhone) February 25, 2009 1:58 am

    Polo shirts are now dancing in her head. Sad that a materialistic misappropriation will kill her college experience.

    The ‘race’ card will not be in her favor, as she makes it more difficult for Black women to shake the profile. The jury will see color before they see student athlete.

  206. Kekoa February 25, 2009 3:11 am

    Maybe JD can load the SF with the buses and fb equipment trucks it’ll take to get the UH players over to Maui at a substantial discount.

    If the Tsaiko’s chartered a bus to take 45 Tsaiko’s over on the SF, we could have one hell of a SF~Tailgate over and back!

    Check it out:

    1. First we park our cars over at UH garage and board our bus. Driver takes us to SF where we get on board while he parks the bus on the boat. Those Tsaiko’s who would like to drive their own cars to Maui can opt to do so on their own and meet us on board the SF. We all ride over together!

    2. Once inside, they serve delicious snacks and meals with all beverages, including the adult variety. Shop, explore the ship, play computer or arcade games…maybe just relax and snooze!

    3. Whoo Hoo!…Talk about plush party room!

    4. Then we mix and mingle with the players and coaches. Get mug shots, autographs, whatevers. (LizK practices National Anthem).

    5. Once we arrive on Maui, we board our buses (cars) and head over to the stadium and enjoy a small kine T-gate with Duffer & Whitey cause remember we can have our coolers and grills stashed in the baggage bins of da bus!

    6. Get inside and cheer for the Green & White, and hope they all don’t get black and blue! (LizK cranks up the volume on her National Anthem)

    7. After game, go back outside and resume Tsaiko T-gate until SF boarding time.

    8. Resume Party boat atmoshpere, or just relax and snooze the way home in kick-back comfort!

    9. Great publicity for the UH and the SF. I’ll bet it would sell out the ship, and they’d have to send the back up (if they have it by then!) Imagine the press coverage, with our own WB host in the Captain’s chair! The Wai & Tsai show over the bounding main with a huge audience!


    KEKOA! EH KEKOA! WAKE UP! Gunn-funnit!…you dreamin’ again. Get off da easy chay-yah, turn da TV off and go to bed!

    OK, OK…sheesh Diana, was one winnah of one dream!

  207. wafan February 25, 2009 4:09 am

    A happy post-pancake morning to everyone!

  208. wafan February 25, 2009 4:10 am

    The IHOP pancakes were good out here! The place was packed with teachers and a lot of my kids — I told them about it and sold the idea to the kids as an easy way to have a “free” dinner and help the kids who need help.

    If you can find Snoqualmie Falls Pancake mix in Daiei/Don Quijote/Holiday Mart try it! Easy to make, fluffy and good taste. For those of us who are getting up in life experiences you only add water. A bit spendy but worth it.

    And, if you are coming up for the WSU game and want a great place to stay (lots of kala!) check out the Snoqualmie Falls. The hotel there overlooks the falls and has some great food. Close to the Snoqualmie casino, too. Brand new!

  209. wafan February 25, 2009 4:16 am

    Staff meeting for half the day. Ugh. I would rather cheer for the UW than sit through another round of meetings for Every Child Left Behind.

    Worst part is having to deal with the reality of an over $8 billion state shortfall that will result in the loss of over 2000 Washington teachers, and $9 million district shortfall in the district. So much for fieldtrips, supply and equipment money, and what used to be our 1.5% pay raise.

  210. Stretch February 25, 2009 4:34 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Scrimmage on Maui??!!?? I’m there.

    Breakfast w/ the Maui Crew first thing in the morning, a round of golf, scrimmage in the afternoon (I hope), then let whitey drag me down to the darkside. Doesn’t get any better than that!!!

  211. bighilofan2 February 25, 2009 5:20 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    a game at Maui woulde be good pr

  212. bighilofan2 February 25, 2009 5:24 am

    AI’ll go to the darkside with whitey. 😀

  213. bighilofan2 February 25, 2009 5:42 am

    happy birthday to da shawty pisces

  214. bighilofan2 February 25, 2009 5:47 am

    great surfin all day yesterday hilo bayfront, especially around 4pm. was breakin all across wailuku river mouth about 100yds out, started rolling about 300 yards out. some sets was fantastic esp for da lefties. hope get samoa today,

  215. jm2375 February 25, 2009 5:50 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Eh, bhf2!! Howzit! *shaka* 🙂

  216. bighilofan2 February 25, 2009 5:50 am


    good morning. iis it getting warmer your area? its Cold Hilo early am.

  217. bighilofan2 February 25, 2009 5:52 am

    “shaka” back at ya, cutie pie. 😀

  218. whitey February 25, 2009 7:01 am

    Good morning Tsaikos, bhf2, stretch, jm, wafan. Wow, scrimmage on Maui?? i like this guy donovan. he is expounding the idea that has always been close to me, the warriors play for all hawaii, not just oahu. this year maui, next year kauai, next hilo or kona. who knows how much more fans they will generate, but the major plus will be the additional funds they could get for uh because of more participation by fans and businesses.

  219. whitey February 25, 2009 7:10 am

    if jd and tc are going to fly, they will probably use hawaiian. this would be a good chance to test if the warrior’s charter a 767, load the back or front end with players and coaches, then sell the extra seats in the back or front to the oahu fans who would like to see the scrimmage. keep the price reasonable and may help the warriors keep their flight cost down.

  220. Garret February 25, 2009 7:15 am

    With all the red ink anticipated at UH, JD is considering spending a lot of money staging a practice and scrimmage on Maui. I hope Hawaiian Air is footing the airfare. Team fly in the morning, scrimmage, fly back to Oahu the same day that evening…


    I do not think that JD expects to lose money if the Warriors go to Maui for this event! They could either charge a nominal amount for the practice/scrimmage, or make money from the concessions and from the merchandise sales.

    Making money, increasing the fan base, and enhancing recruiting on Maui seems like a great idea to me. If they go with free admission (which would maximize the turnout), then the concessions and merchandise sales could hopefully get to the break even point. I’d assume that PPV sales would increase on Maui after the event, which would result in a net profit from the trip.

    I doubt that the Warriors would stay overnight on Maui due to budgetary conditions and due to the practice schedule.

  221. Manoa February 25, 2009 7:24 am

    The idea of playing on Maui is a good one. It is an old idea started with June. Recall June had us open the season on Maui with Montana (?) I believe. He wanted to play games and have scrimmages and practices on the neighbor islands. The idea was shot down because of costs and the loss of revenue from games. A scrimmage would be a lot less costly than a game.

  222. Buffoman February 25, 2009 7:24 am

    Best pancakes in Hawaii bar none – Boots & Kimos, Kailua. People been telling me about it so I finally went. Did Koa, IHOP, Big City, Denny’s, etc.. None compare to Boots & Kimos. Closest second, Fran’s, in Maui. I like better than Tasty Crust.

  223. whitey February 25, 2009 7:28 am

    thanks garret. sometimes planning outside of the box brings more positives and help. true, uh is not in the best financial condition, but if you want to generate more fans and money, are you going to keep doing the same thing??? jd knows that there are a lot of untapped potential money outside of Oahu, but they cannot get these because they have no personal connection with them. example, if tom had not told his client on maui about uh, all the money would have gone to nevada reno. that money is being used to help the warriors. uh in turn invited him to oahu and honored him at one of the games. they could do this for all their major donors.

  224. moon February 25, 2009 7:52 am

    mama’s pancakes are the best

  225. Stretch February 25, 2009 7:55 am

    I was talking with a friend in LA about the game in LV. He was mentioning that he wants to set up a “Hawaii Only” poker tournament that weekend. Probably at one of the downtown casinos. His idea is maybe a $100 buy in and all money, minus casino fees, gets paid out. He is trying to figure out how much interest there might be. Anyone interested??

  226. Willie February 25, 2009 7:57 am

    Buffoman, if I venture to the Windward side will try Boots & Kimos.

    Please check out Original Pancake House on Dillingham Blvd. Unreal selection and top quality pancakes. Buttermilk, buckwheat & 49er (chewy flat style crepe kine) broke da mouth!

    My wife makes better pancakes then Koa, IHOP, Big City & Denny’s.

  227. Stretch February 25, 2009 7:59 am

    February 25th, 2009 at 7:57 am
    My wife makes better pancakes then Koa, IHOP, Big City & Denny’s.

    smart man!!

  228. Garret February 25, 2009 7:59 am

    The idea of playing on Maui is a good one. It is an old idea started with June. Recall June had us open the season on Maui with Montana (?) I believe. He wanted to play games and have scrimmages and practices on the neighbor islands. The idea was shot down because of costs and the loss of revenue from games. A scrimmage would be a lot less costly than a game.


    I think that the problem with having a regular season game on Maui is that UH makes more money by having games at Aloha Stadium. I think that UH gets between $500k and $1 mil for games at Aloha Stadium (other school with luxury boxes who get to keep all stadium revenue get up to $5 mil per game). I think that the game in Maui didn’t lose money, but it didn’t make as much as it would have made at Aloha Stadium.

    However, UH makes nothing off its regular spring practices. So, if UH made a little money then that would be great! You are correct that the expenses would be lower than before because UH wouldn’t be staying overnight and having to provide for the refs, etc.

  229. Buffoman February 25, 2009 8:00 am

    Here’s the idea to help JD raise dollars and bring UH students closer to the school and athletic department.

    Get the business school to work a project to look at the cost benefits to use the “Stanley” and at times the “Les” to stage concerts, with music groups that college kids like (not old folks). Do it in a way that sets a calendar for these concerts.

    The more the students stay on campus and go to a venue they are comfortable with, the more they may venture into other (athletic) events.

    BTW, the athletic department keeps all revenues generated from concerts staged in the athletic venues.

    Think about it, 10000 students in 3 sold out Coldplay concerts. That’s some serious coin.

  230. Garret February 25, 2009 8:01 am


    This idea by JD to have a spring practice/scrimmage on a neighbor island is a great one in my opinion! I could see Maui being first because of the past events already held there, but if a suitable site could be found I’d hope that Kauai and the big island would get future years.

  231. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 25, 2009 8:02 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Warrior SF junket to Maui makes sense.

    Tsai-ko rooting section sounds like fun too… except for the seasick part. I am the anti-Madden… flying is good.


    ps- al… it’s Pho Kauai for us now… Just ask da Leadfoot and da Kymry!

  232. Glenn February 25, 2009 8:05 am

    Aside from football, you can get the best food ideas from the tsaikos. Personally, I need a breakfast place for 10 people for 2 hrs w/o getting stink eye.

  233. Garret February 25, 2009 8:05 am


    That is a great idea! Thy would have to take into account the competition from other concert venues in Hawaii…they have to at least match the deals being offered elsewhere to get the concert tours to go on campus.

    The big advantage for UH is that UH students would be the target market for many concert tours, so having the concert on campus would help them get the students to go. With the difficult market that concert promoters have now due to the economy, that is a trump card UH has that the other venues cannot match.

  234. whitey February 25, 2009 8:12 am

    Buffoman. see thinking outside of the box can potentially bring good results and yours is an excellent one. i remember back when i was in school on the mainland, went to see brothers 4, kingston trio, peter paul and mary, etc. oooopppppsssss, showing my old fart oge.

  235. Stretch February 25, 2009 8:14 am

    If Toyota can set up a concert in the baseball stadium, I am sure that it can be done again!!

    There are concerts set up at the Blaisdell, why not have them at SSC where they can have more people attend??

  236. whitey February 25, 2009 8:16 am

    Glenn, if you are on Maui, you can go to Tasty Crust, request the private room in advance and have your pancake meeting at no additional cost. can seat around 20.

  237. whitey February 25, 2009 8:19 am

    Buffoman, a great way to start your concert idea at SSC is to have Nalani, her group, and her friends perform there. “A Hawaiian Night At SSC”. sounds good!!!

  238. whitey February 25, 2009 8:20 am

    time to go, see you all laters!!!

  239. TOM February 25, 2009 8:22 am


    Wish you had mentioned Tasty Crust earlier as I was on Maui yesterday!

    Where is it located?

  240. Stretch February 25, 2009 8:22 am

    A Hawaiian concert at SSC, can you imagine the whole arena filled with “smoke”??

  241. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 25, 2009 8:24 am

    whitey #237 – and make that a benefit for the UH Athletic Department!

  242. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 25, 2009 8:30 am



  243. chawan_cut February 25, 2009 8:31 am

    stretch, (Stephen)
    good point.
    i don’t see why they don’t rent out the SSC for more non UH sports events. they can make money that way.
    i know they used it for that miss universe pageant and were going to use it for mariah’s concert before she cancelled.
    i’ve gone to a few MMA events and to one WWF show at the blaisdell, and their a/c and “Jumbotron scoreboard” just doesn’t cut it anymore.
    is it something to do with the promoters like Tom Moffatt and their deals with the blaisdell?
    if they could get it done, that could be another good source of income for the athletic department.

  244. A-House February 25, 2009 8:33 am


    are we talking no limit Texas holdum? If yes, count me in.

  245. chawan_cut February 25, 2009 8:35 am

    oh, forgot to thank buffoman too for those ideas.

  246. al ™ February 25, 2009 8:53 am


    tasty crust did you say?


  247. djmitcho February 25, 2009 8:54 am

    if im able to make the vegas trip, I would play that tourney

  248. djmitcho February 25, 2009 8:54 am

    if im able to make the vegas trip, I would play that tourney

  249. koakane± February 25, 2009 8:58 am

    morning to all da tsaiko’s 8) have an enjoyable hump day. got time to cr (check and read blog) not da oddah stuff which is not bad either. bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    wafan: Staff meeting for half the day. Ugh. I would rather cheer for the UW than sit through another round of meetings for Every Child Left Behind.

    Worst part is having to deal with the reality of an over $8 billion state shortfall that will result in the loss of over 2000 Washington teachers, and $9 million district shortfall in the district. So much for fieldtrips, supply and equipment money, and what used to be our 1.5% pay raise.

    wafan I share your thoughts and experiencing your pain

  250. CalWarrior February 25, 2009 9:01 am

    Concerts are a tough biz…Things have changed a lot in the last several years. Making money off the the big acts has become very difficult. It is now the acts primary source of revenue due to the pirating of music through website downloads.

    One possible way to make money is to bring several smaller acts in and create a themed festival with a couple of mid-sized acts to anchor the event. It wouldn’t necessarily have to be indoors. I’ve promoted concerts on the mainland to benefit a university’s athletic department by partnering with local radio stations. The biggest challenge is the distraction it can cause within the operations of the athletic department. These shows are tremendous work and take focus away from marketing season tickets, sponsorships, etc. If you could find a reputable local promoter to pull the whole thing together, there would be less money for the venue but also less risk.

  251. addahknowjoe February 25, 2009 9:06 am

    Buffoman- I love it! Yeah!

  252. koakane± February 25, 2009 9:09 am

    much plans in work for the uh scrimmage on maui. 😆 plenty good ideas. anyone making it happen? if so I am in.

    Ahouse about the DHS fat tuesday malasada’s sale not everybody who went to that school is portagee and that may be the reason for some of the undagi sizes imo 😮

    chawan you and lefty comming to darts? I think we have a rematch to finish up since supa foot or was it rob25 beat up you two last time 😈

  253. homey ℞ February 25, 2009 9:11 am

    Stretch – #240…I’m in. 8)

  254. addahknowjoe February 25, 2009 9:13 am

    Rave parties.



    Overhead low.

  255. koakane± February 25, 2009 9:14 am

    addahknowjoe: Buffoman- I love it! Yeah!

    yep concur with this and remember when I was back in college seem there was a scheduled concert every semester. bonded the day and boarders together.

    morn ajoe wuzzzzzzzzzzzz upppppppppp

  256. addahknowjoe February 25, 2009 9:16 am

    They should also hold Expos in the SSC.

  257. Stretch February 25, 2009 9:17 am

    homey ℞:
    February 25th, 2009 at 9:11 am
    Stretch – #240…I’m in.

    I had to go back and see what I wrote in post 240, I thought it was for the Poker tournament. Then realized it was homey’s post…. figures

  258. addahknowjoe February 25, 2009 9:17 am


    How you my braddah!

    The Wessai behavin’ n unda control today?

  259. koakane± February 25, 2009 9:18 am

    homes last time I was at a haw’n concert was in Hilo for Merry Monarch. stuck at beer tent whole time, entertainment there was better den hula comp. :mrgreen:

  260. Kekoa (iPhone) February 25, 2009 9:18 am

    Anyone remember how popular concerts at the UH Amp-thea were back when it was as CalWarrior suggested?

  261. addahknowjoe February 25, 2009 9:20 am

    Stretch- homey is a Doobie Braddah from the 70’s. Any “smoke” like comment will induce great interest from him.

  262. Buffoman February 25, 2009 9:22 am

    Thank you all for the kind comments on the idea.

    Here’s part 2 of the “Out of the Box”.

    As our beloved “Uncle Tom” is getting on in years, and he is an institution in Hawaii, the AD should go out and grab him. Convince the Chancellor to bestow an Honorary Doctorates Degree for his marketing and business efforts in Hawaii. Then get him to advise the business folks on how to avoid pitfalls in staging a calendar of concerts. Yes, it may cut into his business, but there may also be a way to include him in on “the take” at the end. I would prefer getting Tom Moffat to help stage an event that a new promoter to the game. He has so many contacts and can do this stuff in his sleep.

    Now if we only get him to help us get some of that red ink off the AD books, he’d be a hero to Hawaii and truly worthy of the Honorary Degree.

  263. koakane± February 25, 2009 9:23 am

    ajoe no problemo sinc drizzling gotta stay in doors so no one running around crazy.

    eh misses pumping iron for friday? tell her slow down cause getting harder pulling out dem darts. she neva buy the steel tips eh? and btw sending the hmsa bill for the cruched foot………….naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa j/k 😆

  264. al ™ February 25, 2009 9:24 am

    poker tourney….got a few here. depend on what date.

  265. Kekoa (iPhone) February 25, 2009 9:25 am

    I even had dis pushy Hawaiian lady wit plenny attitude cut in front me in da ticket line…turns out, was my Aunty!

  266. koakane± February 25, 2009 9:28 am

    eh buffoman you get um. some good ideas.

    dare I say even mayor mufi and gov linda should seek you out

  267. 702WarriorNation February 25, 2009 9:30 am

    Why not start small with concert before the sports venue at SSC or a baseball game to help draw larger crowd. If it works, maybe a regular event to help increase attendance and revenue from sales of UH items, parking and food/beverage. Place small change donation boxes too.

  268. addahknowjoe February 25, 2009 9:31 am

    The bottom line is, whether if it’s a big name artist jammin on stage or an up and coming DJ spinning a big name song, kids going show up. All anyone wants is an excuse to do something.

    Kids wanna drink, maybe eat, dance, hang out with friends and check out the scene. Simple. Nothing fancy. All one needs to do is facilitate an event to cater to those wants.

  269. Stretch February 25, 2009 9:33 am

    I mentioned once to Coach Coolen that he should have collection boxes at the entrances to the softball stadium. Games are free to watch but if everyone donated $1 everytime they came, it would definately help the cause.

  270. koakane± February 25, 2009 9:38 am

    addahknowjoe: …… drink, eat, dance, hang out with friends and check out the scene. Simple. Nothing fancy. All one needs to do is facilitate an event to cater to those wants.

    mmmmm sound like a tsai-ko thing bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  271. d1島 February 25, 2009 9:55 am

    Great Morning All!


    Gotta say that I like the homemade ones; just gotta make sure to use a fresh can of Rumford Baking Powder. Fluffy and ono!

    For a change try halving and carmelizing banana in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon then pour the batter on and finish. Winnah! 😀 (had this at the Rio. They pour on the butter-cinnamon sauce and serve)

  272. d1島 February 25, 2009 9:58 am


    Sounds like a terrific plan for that Maui scrimmage.

    Just wondering if the Maui schools might wanna coordinate a Spring scrimmage at the same time and give some exposure to their players?

  273. Kekoa February 25, 2009 10:20 am

    D-1 ~ I envision a pre-game ‘combine’ type event for the Maui HS boys. With a crowd to watch their performances, those kids would be really *pumped!*

  274. chawan_cut February 25, 2009 10:21 am

    i think you got it mistaken. wasn’t me that got beat.

  275. Stephen Tsai February 25, 2009 6:11 pm

    Re: Arena events.
    I think there’s a clause limiting the sort of event that can be staged in the Stan Sheriff.
    Some of it had to do with zoning negotiations when the SSC was just a proposal. Officials didn’t want to take away biz from the Blaisdell.

  276. ktm February 25, 2009 8:22 pm

    bring warriors football scimmage game to bigisland,maui, and kauai.

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